Windows 2000 bug starts virus war

This really is unfortunate. To me, Windows 2000 was one of my favorite operating systems. But now it looks like it is more of a moving target for this latest virus war than anything else.

A war has broken out between hackers behind viruses that exploit a recently discovered loophole in Windows 2000.

The viruses written by the competing hacker groups are fighting it out for supremacy on infected machines.

Some of the variants seek out and delete rival viruses they find on machines they manage to penetrate.

The slew of malicious programs exploiting the loophole caused trouble for many organisations early this week as the bugs began infecting computers. [Read the rest]

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